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hitchBOT - The World's First Hitchhiking Robot Completes Cross Country Journey

By Kavi Dolasia on August 25, 2014
hitchBOT - The World's First Hitchhiking Robot Completes Cross Country Journey

Although most hitchhikers are people in need of genuine assistance, passersby tend to ignore them because they are wary of giving rides to strangers. But what would they do if they came across a hitchhiking robot? Would humans be caring enough to take it to its desired destination or would they vandalize and toss the helpless machine by the wayside?

Japanese Scientist Builds Robots That Look Eerily Human

By Meera Dolasia on July 21, 2014
Japanese Scientist Builds Robots That Look Eerily Human

The fact that the Japanese love robots is well-known. The nation of 127 million people currently employs over a quarter million robots workers, more than any other country in the world, and the number is expected to quadruple in the next 15 years. So far, most of the robots have been built for the industrial sector and therefore bear no resemblance to humans. But if some scientists have their way, the days of androids - robots that look and act like humans, are not too far away.

Moscow's 'Ball Of Robots' Exhibition Is Like No Other

By Meera Dolasia on June 9, 2014
Moscow's 'Ball Of Robots' Exhibition Is Like No Other

From May 15th to June 15th, Muscovites seeking entertainment have a unique option - vocal, dance and even stand up comic performances by some of the world's most advanced robots. Called 'Ball of Robots', the month-long event at the city's Artplay Center features over 20 skilled robot entertainers from countries all around the world, including Canada, United States, Japan, France and New Zealand.

Have Superbugs? Call In The Xenex Germ-Zapping Robot!

By Allegra Staples on February 16, 2014
Have Superbugs? Call In The Xenex Germ-Zapping Robot!

When one thinks of fighting robots, it is usually in context of them combating large terrifying alien creatures, not microorganisms that are invisible to the human eye. But the emergence of resilient bacteria that scientists call superbugs, has left medical experts with no choice, but to call in the best combat force available!

Researcher Enlists Robots To Find Missing WWII Aircraft And Airmen

By Megan Snyder on September 8, 2013
Researcher Enlists Robots To Find Missing WWII Aircraft And Airmen

Advances in robotics have impacted almost every aspect of science - From building new liver tissues to making more advanced remote controlled helicopters. Now, these futuristic robots are even providing a window to our past, by aiding in the discovery of World War II airplanes along with remains to their occupants, the brave soldiers that fought so valiantly for their countries.

Micro-Robots Made From Bubbles? Hmm . . . . .

By Meera Dolasia on May 25, 2012
Micro-Robots Made From Bubbles? Hmm . . . . .

Building a robot usually involves exotic materials, complicated engineering and some programing prowess right? Not so, if you do what researchers from University of Hawaii's Department of Electrical Engineering did recently - Create them from bubbles of gas!

Are Self-Propelling Micro Chips The 'Surgeons' Of The Future?

By Meera Dolasia on May 1, 2012
Are Self-Propelling Micro Chips The 'Surgeons' Of The Future?

How awesome would it be if having surgery meant inserting a tiny chip into the blood system and then going about one's normal business, while the surgeon swims around, fixing the ailments. If a team of Stanford engineers have their way this, may soon become a reality.

Lego Mindstorm Robots Become Lab Assistants

By Meera Dolasia on March 18, 2012
Lego Mindstorm Robots Become Lab Assistants

LEGO, an abbreviation of two Danish words LEg GOdit (play well), has come a long way since its founder Ole Kirk Kristiansen invented the first brick in his small carpenter's workshop in 1932. While the foundation still remains the original brick, the things that can be built with them now range from simple structures to fully programmable robots - Ones smart enough to help scientists perform monotonous tasks in laboratories.

Flying Robots Get Ready To Construct 20-Feet Exhibition Tower

By Meera Dolasia on December 1, 2011
Flying Robots Get Ready To Construct 20-Feet Exhibition Tower

A fleet of flying robots are about to try out a brand-new profession - Construction. Their first project will not be a giant skyscraper, but an exhibition tower that measures 11.4ft. wide and 19.7 ft. high - Built entirely from pre-fabricated polystyrene foam modules.

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